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PokéGalaxy Gym Rules

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Rules (all apply to both leaders and challengers):
  • Always follow /rules
  • Gym Leaders are allowed to request the challengers team to make it follow all gym rules.
  • 3 Pokemon max
    • No duplicate Pokemon [Pokemon with the same Pokedex ID]
    • No Mega Rayquaza, Primal Groudon, Urshifu Single-strike, G-Darmanitan, Calyrex Shadow and Ice, Eternatus, Zacian, Zamazenta-Crowned, or Ultra Necrozma, Dracovish
    • 1 mega [mega legends count for both slots]
  • A challenger may only use a Legendary/Mythical if the gym leader is using one (indicated by a green [L] next to the gym leader's name in /gyms)
  • No OHKO moves [Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, and Sheer Cold]
  • Pokemon that change type must have their alternate form match the gym's typing. (For example, Mega Altaria may be used in the Fairy gym, but it may NOT be used in the flying gym). You must change your form as soon as possible.
  • Challengers must ALWAYS start the battle with the Pokemon thrown out first.
  • Battle rules must be used (Set number of pokemon, Level cap, and Full heal).
  • If your opponent disconnects unexpectedly during battle, wait a few minutes. If they rejoin, resume the battle from where you were
  • Challengers MAY NOT "borrow" another person's team for the sole purpose of defeating a gym. You must train your own Pokemon with your own movesets and strategies. If you’ve purchased a pokemon in a trade you may still challenge a gym as long as it follows the previous rules. Gym Leaders may still disqualify you if they feel you’re using a Pokemon/team that’s not yours. For example if you’re using the same team & strategy that a Gym Leader lost to the previous day, they may see fit to disqualify you
  • Users aren't allowed to discuss leader's teams or how to beat the gym teams, including Pokémon details.
  • Moves or abilities that are bugged or not coded in are not allowed to be used by the Challenger or Leader.
  • Sleep, Evasion, Baton pass, and Bag, clauses to be used in battle
  • Banned Moves Destiny Bond, Assist.
  • The combination of Prankster, Lagging tail, and Copycat are not allowed on a singular pokemon.
  • After Restarting A battle once, if the challenger breaks another gym rule the Leader May Disqualify the challenger and the match will count as a win for the Leader (this will not include disconnects/Crashes)
  • Dynamaxing is banned from gyms.
Alpha League Rules:
  • General rules apply to the Alpha League. This league follows the National Dex AG Format. (With General Rules bans applied)
  • All gyms are 3v3 Singles.
  • You are not permitted to use a Pokémon over the gyms level.
  • Level cap must be applied but raise to level will not be applied.
  • You may only use 1 Legendary only if the Leader has one
  • You may only use 1 Ultra Beast
Gym Leader Guidelines:
  • Always be nice and welcoming to Challengers of your gym
  • It’s highly recommended that your team is fully IV and EV trained
  • You’re only allowed to reject a Challenger with good reason, ask a staff member if you're unsure. If you apply for a Gym Leader position, you’re responsible for accepting battles. You may not frequently AFK as it detracts from everyone's experience
  • Upon two weeks of inactivity your Gym Leader status will be revoked. If staff are notified beforehand an extra two weeks of grace period may be granted
  • If you want to discuss a Gym Leader's application, please be constructive and only comment on their Pokemon team. Let character and behavior be determined by staff
  • Always set level cap to 100, Full heal, the maximum Pokemon (3 or 4 depending on the gym), and any applicable clauses in the Battle rules
  • There may only be 5 gym leaders for a gym at any given moment.
Gym Leader Commands:
  • /leader accept - accepts the most recent battle request
  • /leader deny - denies the most recent battle request
  • /leader give - gives your most recent opponent their badge
  • /leader won - marks the most recent battle as a win (to track your win/loss stats)
  • /leader legend <gym> [true/false] - indicates whether or not your party contains a legendary in /gyms
  • /leader stats - view your win/loss ratio for each gym you're a leader of
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All past changelogs thus far:
(5/5/2021) - Rule updates
- Leaders no longer have to throw out the Pokemon they intend to start with.
- Pokemon with alternate forms now must have their second form (ex. Megas) align with the Gym's typing.
- Removed the rule:
If a Challenger’s Pokemon levels up during a gym battle you may decide if it qualifies as a win or not, but you must be consistent with this choice
As our gyms don't have level caps.
- Banned Ultra Necrozma & Primal Groudon.
- Added Baton pass clause.
- Renamed Pokemon are no longer allowed.
- Fixed some general mistakes in the rules.

(5/6/2021) - Rule updates
- Reverted the change to allow nicked pokemon.
- Banned the usage of all bugged abilities or moves. (ex. Gorilla tactics)

(5/14/2021) - Bans
- Banned the move Fishious Rend
- Banned Zacian crowned, Urshifu Single-strike, Eternatus, and both Calyrex rider forms

(5/24/2021) - Rule updates
- Removed the following rule:
Gym leaders may only use Arceus and Silvally in the normal gym. They aren't allowed to change type with respective plate and memory

(5/25/2021) - Gym meta change
- Psychic and Water gyms now follow the same format as every other gym
- Removed the following rule for the reason above:
The Water and Psychic gyms are double battle based and 4v4, this requires battle rules to be used

(6/3/2021) - More rules!
- Banned the usage of any Z-Status move as they have 100% accuracy when they shouldn't (Bugged)
These include: Z-Hypnosis, Z-Dark Void, Z-Grassy Whistle, Z-Sing, Z-Supersonic, Z-Lovely Kiss, Z-Poison Powder, Z-Sleep Powder, Z-Stun Powder, Z-Sweet Kiss, Z-Kinesis, Z-Metal Sound, Z-Screech, Z-Will-O-Wisp, Z-Leech Seed, Z-Poison Gas, Z-Thunder Wave, Z-Toxic, Z-String Shot

(6/15/2021) - Rule change - Removed the following rule:
Banned the ability Arena Trap/Shadow Tag

(6/21/2021) - Rule change - Removed the following rule:
Banned the usage of the moves Dragon rage/Sonic boom

(7/03/2021) - New Ban
- The move Geomancy has been banned from gyms

(7/16/2021) - Smogon Ban
-Added Zacian to the banned Pokémon list making both Crowned and Hero Zacian banned
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(8/27/2021) - Clarification
- Added the following rule for clarification:
There may only be 5 gym leaders (not including any potential omni leaders) for a gym at any given moment.
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PokeGalaxy Admin and Gym Manager
Staff member
(12/9/2021) - New Ban
-Added Dracovish to the banned Pokémon list


PokeGalaxy Admin and Gym Manager
Staff member
(12/9/2021) - New Unbans
- Remove Fisheous Rend, Beak Bolt, Geomancy, and Scale Shot from the Banned Moves list
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